We’ll be house sitting for a couple in Longmont Colorado the week of April 5-12 2011. Our host sent us this list of things to do in the area. The items with an asterisk in front are things we definitely hope to do.
We’ll be going into Denver April 6 to visit Mrs. Parker’s Kindergarten class again. We may be meeting another traveling duo as well.
*National Center for Atmospheric Research – free – 1850 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder. Free exhibits and tours; kids love it too. https://www2.ucar.edu/campus/mesa-laboratory
Boulder Falls – closed until May 1st but you can see it from a parking area 11 miles west of Boulder on Canyon Blvd.
Nederland– quaint little mountain town 16 miles west of Boulder on Canyon Blvd (119) http://www.nederlandchamber.org/
Dushanbe Teahouse – Rita says, “I’ve heard wonderful things about this place and can’t believe I haven’t been there yet!” http://www.boulderteahouse.com/
*Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art – free – 6055 Longbow Drive, Boulder http://www.leanintreemuseum.com/
*Celestial Seasonings – free tea tour. 4600 Sleepytime Dr, Boulder www.celestialseasonings.com/
Pearl Street Pedestrian (only) mall – between 11th and 15th streets. Street performers, musicians, shops, art galleries, restaurants. The best (free) place to park is north of the mall on Pine St or a side street near Pine; 14th, 15th, 16th, etc.
Falafel King – our favorite place to eat on the mall. excellent gyros and falafel plates. be sure to get the hummus and baba ganoush. between 13th and 14th streets.
Boulder Creek Path – 7 mile concrete path that parellels Boulder Creek. Best place to park is on Arapahoe Ave south of Eben G Fine Park. Be sure to always walk on the right; bicyclists use this path also and some a bit too fast. Walking west will go along Canyon Blvd, under Canyon Blvd then along Boulder Creek. Walking east will take you to the library (nice exhibits) and beyond.
Flagstaff Mountain – views as far as you can see from 6850 feet. Best pullouts: Panorama Point and Realization Point. Take Baseline Rd west.
Boulder College of Massage – www.bcmt.org. Call in advance for an appointment with a almost graduate student or a pro.
Boulder’s rag with listings of events, news, and Best of Boulder – http://www.boulderweekly.com/
Hoverhome Tour – http://www.stvrainhistoricalsociety.org/Hover_Home_Tours_Events.html
*Longmont Museum & Cultural Center – free – always have interesting exhibits, and on the top floor they have stuff for kids and great views. http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum/
*Art in Public Places – the Listening Stones in Rogers Park are really cool! Also “Gather Enough People Here” at Izaak Walton Park. http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum/aipp/sculptures.htm
*Parks in Longmont: Golden Ponds, Izaak Walton Park,Roosevelt Park, McIntosh Lake/Dawson Park
We’d love to hear any suggestions and ideas you have for us as well.